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Randy Travis - Carpenter, The


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'The Carpenter' by: Randy Travis, from the album "Inspirational Journey"
Composed by: Chip Taylor, Randy Travis and Ron Avis

       C                                                  F   G
He was just a carpenter by trade, he learned from his father at a very early age
  C                              G7               C     F
There was something special in the man,  there was much more to his life
                C         G        C
Than just workin' with his hands, and He'd say...

Chorus:
G7
"There's no home I could design

That would match the one you'll find

When you leave this world behind
                               G  G7
If you'll only take the time..
C                                                 C7.
To love your neighbour like your brother,
                                      F
Treat your brother like a friend,
                                   G                 C
Always turn the other cheek, help the weary and the weak
                                            C7         F.
Make the time for young and old, and as your life unfolds
                                          G
Each kindness that you've shown
G7
Will be the nails and hammer as you build your final ladder
                                                C
In the manner of the carpenter of old."

     C                    G7                    C
You could feel compassion in his eyes
F                                                     G
But only those who hurt him did not realize
C                     G7                C
That he was speaking to us all
          F                                        C        G        C
The righteous and the mighty, the silent and the small,
And he'd say...

(Repeat chorus)
            C
He was just a carpenter by trade,
F                                               G            C
He learned from his father at a very early age.



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